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The First Year Experience
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The First-Year Experience (FYE) kicks off with New Student Orientation then Pride Friday. Get connected to the campus by attending these events. This year’s Pride Friday will be held August 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.

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First-Year Experience

Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)!

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is designed to equip first year students with the skills and experiences needed to make a successful transition into IUPUC. Our faculty, staff, and administration are here to help guide you through your first year at IUPUC by ensuring you have an understanding of the university and campus resources provided. We offer exciting and meaningful programs that make the most of your student experience.

Your First Year at IUPUC

Your first year of college is a time when you will meet new people, live and learn in a new community, and discover more about who you are. At IUPUC, we are committed to making this a smooth transition. Our goal is to assist new students as they develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. There are many options available for first year students such as engaging in research projects with faculty mentors, participating in study abroad trips, joining clubs and organizations, and interacting in service learning projects.

First year students can also participate in student leadership programs, compete in club sports and intramurals, and serve in the student government association. Being involved in activities increases your ability to stay connected with the university and build lifelong connections.

FYE Initiatives:

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is housed in the Office of Student Affairs, but is a collaboration with many divisions and offices including Academic Affairs, University College, Student Involvement, and Enrollment Management. The FYE consist of: